Toon Boom Animation launches Harmony 17, celebrating 25th anniversary


Montreal, Canada - June 11, 2019
 

Canadian software leader announces 25-percent sale, their first in four years

Today at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, two-time Emmy-winners Toon Boom Animation announced the launch of Harmony 17, a special edition of their industry-standard animation production software in celebration of 25 years supporting creativity around the world. Representing the main sponsor of the TitraFilm Party at MIFA, Toon Boom Animation's co-presidents Francisco del Cueto, Francois Lalonde and Lois Miller presented the company's renewed focus on making Harmony the preferred choice for traditional digital animators and production artists.

“Traditional digital animators will not want to miss Harmony 17,” said Marc-Andre Bouvier, product manager at Toon Boom Animation. “With an improved drawing engine and new features focused on hand-drawn animation —including drawing stabilizers, adjustable pen sensitivity settings and curvilinear perspective guides for large panning backgrounds— artists have more precision and control available to them than ever before.”

Toon Boom Animation also announced that the company is celebrating 25 years in animation with a 25-percent discount on annual licences of Harmony and Storyboard Pro, running from June 11 to midnight on August 31; this is the company's first sale in over four years.

Empowering animation from every angle

Harmony empowers animation from every angle by giving students, freelancers and independent artists access to the same production pipeline that major production houses rely on for demanding television productions. Packed with 40 new-and-improved features, including upgrades to the software's core drawing engine, Harmony 17 can help animators bring their next project to life like never before. See Harmony 17's new features in action via creative assets contributed by a global community of Harmony artists, from independent animators to directors at major studios (full credits below).

A selection of Harmony 17's new features for artistic expression and freedom:

  • Improved drawing engine and adjustable pen pressure sensitivity

  • Stabilizer tool

  • Freeform deformer node

  • Curvilinear perspective guide

Visit the Harmony 17 product page for an in-depth overview of the new features and product enhancements. For a selection of images and videos, please click here.

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Harmony 17 creative asset collaborators

Freelance artists: Dan Budziszewski; Adrian Fijalek; Jérémie Locas; Adam Oliver; Frank Summers; Lasse Rützou Bruntze; Leandro Vargas; Breno Vargas Rohr; Julia Volbeda
Students: Gabriel Cabrera (iAcademy); John Chua (iAcademy); Bianca Cosca (iAcademy); Danielle Mutispaugh (CCAD); Alissa Sherburne (iAcademy)
Studios: 12field; D'ART Shtajio; Mercury Filmworks; Toonz Animation India


About Toon Boom Animation Inc.

Toon Boom Animation Inc.'s award-winning software is the global standard for animation and storyboarding. Storyboard Pro and Harmony solutions provide everyone from enthusiasts to professionals with the artistic freedom to create in any style and efficiently publish anywhere. Customers who chose Toon Boom animation software for the development and creation of their productions include Disney Television Animation, Amazon, Fox Television Animation, Nelvana, Ubisoft, Toei Animation, The SPA Studios, Xilam and Boulder Media. The technology is currently available in Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Spanish. For more information, visit: toonboom.com.


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Philip Mak
pmak@toonboom.com
Senior writer